2018 Nissan GT-R

In theory, the 2018 Nissan GT-R will be the part of the sixth generation but the first GT-R to be offered in the United States in the R35. That is why in reality, it is a “standalone” model, derived from the NissanSkyline, the sports line that goes all the way to 1969. It is a hard build car that costs a lot of money, but it also offers plenty for the price.

Nissan GT-R has changed over years inside and outside. It has traveled a long way from the first prototype to the speed beasts of the modern times. It was firstly introduced in 2002 as a bland prototype and later on in 2005 as something that looked like the production model. That model went into production in 2007 for the Japanese market and in 2008 for the rest of the world. It represented all that Japan had to offer. Main designers didn’t want to produce just another European car, but something which would reflect the entire modern Japanese culture. Styling cues were taken from the Japanese cartoons, which are (alongside gaming) trend-making mechanisms.

This is a handsome, expensive supercar which has been rumored to be hybrid and it entered the Guinness Book of Records in drawing. Also the competition has had a very hard time to get anywhere near to what the GT-R has been doing for quite a long time. It took Porsche two generations of their 911 Turbo models to come anywhere near to what the Japanese manufacturer has done to the GT-R with just one solid take. Ferrari has gone through the same daunting task but none of them was able to compete and justify what the Nissan model was able to do.

So the question remains, if the new 2018 Nissan GT-R is as perfect as people say, what should be don’t to it in order to expand its features and make it better. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is style and it seems normal that one would want to update the car to a more modern style. Next is of course weight balance which will help it with the performance and enable it to have even better specs. This would also include adjusting the center of gravity. Finally we come to aerodynamics, which is a science of its own. If the designers manage to do this part well then half of the job is done.

So how will they bring about to the newest 2018 Nissan GT-R that everyone is rumoring about. Here is our review and our take on this speed demon.

2018 Nissan GT-R Release Date is Not Certain

Since the model, previous to the 2018 Nissan GT-R has been refreshed, the new version will probably be the Nissan GT-R Nismo. The base version will probably be postponed until 2020 like it was planned long ago. It will be produced as/or inspired by the Vision Gran Turismo Concept car. We draw the conclusion from the interview given by the NISMO CEO Takeo Katagiri. He said that they will develop the all newGT-R NISMO GT3. It was emphasized that the base of the model will be the current R35 production model. That statement is the main reason we don’t think we will witness the next generation anytime soon. Not for the next year.

There were not statements released to the 2018 Nissan GT-R release date, but we do think that they will manage to give us at least a prototype for the fourth quarter of 2017 and a release date for the first quarter of2018.

Overall, all the news except that one about the hybrid version is considered to be false until it is prove otherwise. Following that yellow brick trail, we have to assume that we will get the new, refreshed models every year. Nissan GT-R NISMO will be the one to act as a window into the future of updates.

Do We Know About the 2018 Nissan GT-R Price?

It is difficult to say for certain what the 2018 Nissan GT-R price is going to be. Especially if there isn’t any official news, expect about the rumor about the Hybrid Nismo model and some talks about the all-new2018 Nissan GT-R base model for some time in 2018.

The base price for the 2017 edition was 111,585 dollars and you can expect the price for the Nissan GT-R Nismo to increase for 50%. You cannot expect to get this car cheap and it will certainly be worth it to have this car for that much. The people who are aware of this will not mind spending this much for the car and we are even welcoming the fact of the car being worth so much now.

Is the 2018 Nissan GT-R Exterior Going to be Any Different?

Every single part of the 2018 Nissan GT-R is thoroughly planned. Everything is in the service of speed and awesomeness. And that continuous design is the thing which keeps Nissan GT-R at the top fop the supercar market. If you are a driver, and you see the shape of this vehicle, you simply know the capabilities, you know that kind of a vehicle that is, you know what to expect – Race.

The bigger grill and air intakes (to additionally cool down the engine), hood made of stronger materials, air vents for additional downforce and every single curve on the car make it cutting through the air like a knife.

There have been a couple of different designs floating around the internet, and more of them seem like the official one. Maybe some of those designs do have some cues from the next generation models, but that is just a rumor. The only official thing we have is the CEO’s statement about the NISMO model and the possible hybrid drivetrain.

Of course this is all going to be confirmed once the 2018 Nissan GT-R release date gets closer. The idea behind it all certainly seems good and we are probably going to get something really good looking. They are going to make sure the aerodynamics of the car are the best there is and will make the vehicle much more ergonomic to the competition. We can only sit eagerly and wait for something wonderful to happen.

The Best Upgrades are in the 2018 Nissan GT-R Interior

The 2018 Nissan GT-R interior must change, at least one of those small details they have neglected so far. That was the thing in the past because external details are not only things in the service of speed. Interior was always a part of the whole picture and there weren’t some flashy details until the last year’s model. Nissan learned that they need to make the car a little bit more interesting for all the customers, and not only for the speed freaks or supercar enthusiast.

That is why 2018 Nissan GT-R got a leather and suede covered dashboard, better quality seats and a central infotainment screen without any smartphone connectivity. That is one of the things we think Nissan will take care of in the next model. And it doesn’t matter that the next version will be the sport one, they are probably going to transfer all the good details from one model to the other, without jeopardizing the future of one of the other model.

The rest is generally connected to the safety of passengers, and it would be a nice thing to implement some sort of autonomous driving like lane switch detection, blind spot assist, auto parking, etc. That is basic safety equipment for all the modern vehicles and there is no point in staying behind, especially now, when they have their Acura division doing really hard to make every arrangement for the next NSX Type R. And Acura is packed with state of the art technology, including some parts of the autonomous driving technology “AcuraWatch.”

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Breaking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Blind Spot Assist

Additional Info on 2018 Nissan GT-R Engine Specs

There is no need to think that 2018 Nissan GT-R is going to be any different that the current one. But if the CEO of the Nissan’s sports division says that they are going to implement hybrid technology, we should at least have some faith.

The current engine is a V6 turbocharged 3.0 liter with 565 horsepower and the Nismo model with 600 hp. The top speed is now 193 mph and it gets from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. If they really have plans to make the2018 Nissan GT-R as a hybrid, that power output could significantly increase. The number of horses depends on the power of the electric engine they want to use, and our best guess is that it will go as high as 700 hp, only to lover the acceleration from 3.2 to 2.8 seconds.

One more thing, 2018 Nissan GT-R is special as it is AWD. It has a smart system which detects when it needs to transfer the power equally and when to leave it on RWD. The combination of AWD, heavyweight, six-speed dual clutch transmission, keep this supercar at the top of the food chain. The exhaust system has also been updated and will add a lightweight titanium system which also comes with an Active Sound Enhancement. This means that the sound that the exhaust is going to produce is going to be better and will not be bothersome as you would expect it to be. The suspensions system is also probably going to upgrade with a new 20-inch, 15-spoke forged aluminum wheels. The new suspension and the rigid body structure of the car will make the car more stable and help it hold on to the surface much lighter than before.

Potential 2018 Nissan GT-R Rivaling Candidates

The 2018 Nissan GT-R model may only take things to a whole new level. This also means that the vehicle will make something special that will blow away the competition and make this supercar one of the greatest to ever be produced. The competition has tried for a long time to catch up to Nissan and provide something that all of the people expected to be grand. But it never came to be. Brands like Porsche, Ferrari or Audi have all tired and failed and the best that they hope to archive is a tie.

But if they only got to a tie this means that it would only take a slight boost from the GT-R to again become the sole model on top. It also begs to differ how high the potential of the future GR-R model is. So the closest 2018 Nissan GT-R rivaling cars so far were the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Audi R8. The rumored and updated model will push pass these two vehicles without any opposition and will ultimately make the new 2018 GT-R the most powerful car there is, again.

Verdict

There are hundreds of articles about the possibilities for the 2018 Nissan GT-R, and none of them really look genuine and true. Since Nissan hasn’t come out with some official news, expect that Nismo is going to come out as a hybrid. Nobody specified the exact date of the hybrid release, but everyone assumed that it is going to be for the 2018 model year.

We are assuming that there is going to be a modernized and updated version of the current R35 model generation every year or every second year. The 2020 concept car is a possibility and judging by some of the photos around the web, Nissan fans really like to see that “second generation” – the Nissan GT-R R36.

Fun Fact

Nissan made a TV commercial in India to celebrate the 65th Republic day. For that occasion, the company hired a professional driver Rahul Kanthraj to drive through checkpoints on some sandy surface, guided by the GPS. The final result was a gigantic map of India with a total outline periphery of 9.13 miles (1.86 miles in length and 1.74 miles).

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